Hot Chip / Freakout/Release
Album:Freakout/Release Collection:General
Artist:Hot Chip Added:Nov 2022
Label:Domino Recording Company 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2023-01-28 Pull Date:2023-04-01 
Week Ending:Apr 2Mar 26Mar 12Mar 5Feb 26Feb 19Feb 12Feb 5

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 19, 2023:mitchell's library
4.Apr 04, 2023:Exploring the ul-A file
Miss the Bliss
2.Apr 13, 2023:emergency meeting
5.Apr 03, 2023:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
3.Apr 06, 2023:Run-Away Radio
Out of My Depth, Guilty
6.Apr 01, 2023:Vinyls from the Attic

Album Review
DJ Postnatal
Reviewed 2022-12-16 
The synthpop dancerock band is back at it again. This album is a little more minor key than their previous releases, but that's post-COVID for you. The tracks that really hit are good grooves, but the ones that miss (mostly with guest vocalists) leave something to be desired.

RIYL Cut Copy, The Presets, Junior Boys
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Recommended tracks: 1*, 3, 4*, 5, 7, 8*, 10*, 11

1. (3:54) Starts off funky, then gets more electric. A toe tapper with piano riffs.
2. (5:12) Funky, fast little ditty with synthy keys.
3. (3:20) Eurythmics vibe to this one. Rockin' electric guitar and vocoder.
4. (3:27) Twinkling, multivocal, grooving lament.
5. (4:34) Starts off ethereal, then gets more intense with layered harmonies.
6. (4:13) Is the funk sexy? Minimal with a "funky" baseline and staccato guitar and tambourine.
7. (4:38) Ticking, echoing beat with falsetto interjections. A bouncy, minor key jam.
8. (4:59) My fave. Catchy, beautiful call-and-response gentle minor key jam. Vocoder again.
9. (5:27) Head bobber groove with choral backups. Slower, minor key. Rap feat. Cadence Weapon sounds like an afterthought.
10. (4:05) French space-out turns into a triumphant 80s anthem.
11. (3:57) Strings and harmonies great into a happy hi-hat drum beat. Wistful ending.

Track Listing
1.Down 6.Hard to Be Funky
2.Eleanor 7.Time
3.Freakout/Release 8.Miss the Bliss
4.Broken 9.The Evil That Men Do
5.Not Alone 10.Guilty
 11.Out of My Depth